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The dark side of elephant rides

Friday, 7 July 2017, 11:07 am | World Animal Protection

07 July 2017: Three in four elephants in tourist entertainment venues across Asia are living in poor, unacceptable welfare conditions. More >>

War on marine litter

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:42 pm | World Animal Protection

06 JUNE 2017 NZT (05 June EDT) As a result of the first ever UN Ocean Conference, held in New York from June 5-9, 2017, New Zealand has pledged their support to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), committing to address the significant amount ... More >>

TripAdvisor ends sale of cruel wildlife tourist attractions

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 2:42 pm | World Animal Protection

The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor today announced they will stop selling tickets to some of the cruelest wildlife activities. This decision comes less than six months after World Animal Protection launched a petition urging action – over ... More >>

The true scale of Thailand’s tiger selfie tourism

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 12:38 pm | World Animal Protection

International animal charity exposes the suffering behind the trend In the tragic wake of the scandal and closure of Thailand’s Tiger Temple, World Animal Protection exposes the true scale of abuse of captive tigers at the hands of Thailand’s tiger ... More >>

Protecting animals at Rio Olympics 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016, 1:10 pm | World Animal Protection

Rio de Janeiro, July 20, 2016 – International charity, World Animal Protection and the Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced a partnership to keep the city’s animals safe in the run up to and during the Games. More >>

TripAdvisor profiting from cruel animal attractions

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:54 am | World Animal Protection

TripAdvisor is promoting and profiting from some of the world’s cruellest wildlife tourist attractions reveals global charity, World Animal Protection. More >>

The world’s cruellest animal attractions exposed

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:26 am | World Animal Protection

A ground breaking study has found that three out of four wildlife tourist attractions involve some form of animal abuse or conservation concerns as revealed by World Animal Protection in a report launching today (04/02/16). More >>

SeaWorld ending San Diego Orca Show

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 1:50 pm | World Animal Protection

“SeaWorld’s announcement today that it will end its infamous orca show in San Diego is an important first step for the company; performances using orcas and other marine mammals are highly cruel and contrary to these animals’ natural behaviors. ... More >>

Loopholese are driving tortoises towards extinction

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 9:35 am | World Animal Protection

The survival of the Indian Star tortoise is being threatened by a booming illegal trade, that causes extreme suffering to tortoises, due to a growing international demand for tortoises as exotic pets, wildlife experts warn today. More >>

Leading travel agent promotes cruel animal tourist events

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:55 am | World Animal Protection

Sunday 4 October: One of the best known names in the international travel industry refuses to stop promoting cruel elephant rides, reveals the international animal charity, World Animal Protection. More >>

Breeding cruelty – how tourism is killing Africa’s lions

Monday, 10 August 2015, 9:17 am | World Animal Protection

Cecil was just one of thousands of lions whose welfare and existence is under threat from unethical tourism practices throughout Africa, reveals World Animal Protection in a report launching today (Monday, 10 August). More >>

Help is on the way for animals suffering after Cyclone Pam

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:02 pm | World Animal Protection

A team of disaster response vets from World Animal Protection are on their way to Vanuatu, to help animals who've been injured or left without shelter, after Cyclone Pam left the South Pacific nation devastated. More >>

Russian Restaurant feeds captive bears a diet of junk food

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:27 am | World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection, the world’s largest animal protection NGO, has stepped in to respond to a desperate appeal to save two bears kept in horrific conditions at a restaurant in Russia. More >>

50 smuggled Pangolins safely seized just before Pangolin Day

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:27 pm | World Animal Protection

150 Pangolins smuggled from Myanmar to China, via Thailand, have been seized by the Thai Army (Black Rangers) – the biggest seizure of live pangolins in Chiang Mai, with an estimated value of 3 Million Thai Baht ($122,000 NZD). More >>

Protect your pet in a disaster

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 10:04 am | World Animal Protection

Disasters can strike at any time and without warning. If disaster were to strike today, would you have a plan to save you and your animals? As the fourth anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake (22 February 2011) sadly approaches World Animal Protection ... More >>

The hidden cost of wildlife crime

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:33 pm | World Animal Protection

9 Dec 2014: World Animal Protection welcomes Prince William’s announcement for a taskforce to combat the role of transport in facilitating wildlife crime worldwide. More >>

New Zealand a world leader in animal welfare

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 9:53 am | World Animal Protection

The Animal Protection Index , which ranks 50countries across the world on their animal welfare standards, places New Zealand (along with the United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland)in first place. More >>

World’s worst animal entertainment abuses exposed

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 1:22 pm | World Animal Protection

Today on World Animal Day (Saturday 4 October), World Animal Protection highlights the worst types of suffering endured by wild animals in the tourism industry; as well as Kiwi attitudes against this form of animal cruelty. More >>

Pacific nations building resilience by protecting animals

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:59 pm | World Animal Protection

When disasters strike, the impact is devastating for animals and the communities that depend on them. With experts predicting more frequent severe weather events as the world’s climate changes, there is the potential for large numbers of animals ... More >>

 

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